Chapter 688 - Cruising to the Final
The team competition continued, and no one was surprised when the Monster Academy advanced to the quarter-finals in the afternoon.
In the second round of the team competition, the Shrek Academy had Ye Xinglan, Yuanen Yehui, and Yue Zhengyu fight the three singles matches. As for the doubles match, Yue Zhengyu and Yuanen Yehui took care of it in place of Xie Xie and Xu Xiaoyan. Their opponent team was stronger than the Skywild Academy team, but they were beaten by a score of five to zero all the same. The Monster Academy reached the semi-finals as easily as the Shrek Academy had.
The next day, Ye Xinglan met the strongest soul master of their opponent team as they had intended, and they beat them by a score of five to zero.
The Monster Academy team didn’t disappoint either. They cruised to victory even without Long Yue doing anything.
The two teams had waltzed into the final so effortlessly that they might have rigged the tournament.
The ticket price for the final had rocketed sky-high again.
Everyone was looking forward to a full-scale clash between the two schools. They wondered if the Shrek Academy team could withstand the power of Long Yue without Tang Wulin. At the end of the tournament, their overt nationalism was finally starting to get tempered by the eight kids’ courage, tenacity, and outstanding performance. Some even believed that their team would be unstoppable if they were of an age with Long Yue, and that their clash with the Monster Academy would be the best team match in a hundred years. They already felt their tickets were well worth the money and effort even before the final started; they were certain that this match would be so great that they would always look back on and cherish it.
Tang Wulin and Mu Ye still remained missing.
Elder Cai and Wu Zhangkong left the hotel early and came back late everyday these days, but their efforts to find Tang Wulin were futile. However, they hadn’t given up hope.
Gu Yue waited at the hotel gate every night and wouldn’t go back to her room until Wu Zhangkong came back and shook his head at her.
“If we win tomorrow, he will come back safe and sound,” Xie Xie said suddenly at the dinner table, breaking the gloomy silence.
They all looked to him and nodded silently. Doing this gave them hope, however small or conjectural.
“Xinglan, Yuanen, and I will handle the three singles matches,” Gu Yue said. “Yuanen and Zhengyu will take care of the doubles match. Concede your match if you have to face Long Yue. When fighting the seven-on-seven team battle… leave Long Yue to me. I’ll keep him busy long enough for you to take down the others. And then we’ll defeat him together.” Then they analyzed their opponents meticulously.
The morning of the final dawned warm and sunny, with a few soft, fleecy clouds drifting gently across the azure sky with the breeze.
There were not many people on the street today; most of them stayed at home or in hotels, waiting for the epic match to begin. But the outside of the Grand Star Luo Stadium was crowded with people who had come in the hope of securing tickets from scalpers. Even the royals were having a hard time getting their hands on tickets today.
This event was a great success. In addition to the gate money, the tournament had attracted a great many visitors who had boosted the local economy.
It’s a good thing I don’t have to buy a ticket, Dai Tianling though, smiling in his usual seat. The enthusiasm of the audience stirred his blood. The Shrek Academy is worthy of its reputation, judging from the power of those young kids. Hopefully they’ll give us a good match. He suddenly found himself wishing to visit the Douluo Continent, to see what had become of the old Star Luo City. He also wanted to pay a visit to the Shrek Academy. Maybe it is indeed the best academy on the planet. The Monster Academy still can’t compete with it.
En Ci was sitting beside the emperor. He looked calm on the outside, but he couldn’t help but steal glances at the waiting area, even though the contestants hadn’t arrived yet. He was worried about his disciple. The students of the Shrek Academy were not opponents Long Yue was able to defeat without using the power of the Mountain Dragon King, so there was a good chance he would lose control of himself again. If he accidently maim or kill another student of the Shrek Academy, I don’t think they will let it slide again. The last thing the old man wanted was having to face the wrath of the powerful soul masters from the Shrek Academy, so today he was ready to stop him at a moment’s notice.
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